Brian Smith

Brian Smith is in his eleventh year as the assistant coach on Jack Cribbin’s women’s lacrosse staff in 2019.

Smith is actively involved in all aspects of the program and serves as the team’s offensive coordinator.

In 2017, Lindenwood set a school record for wins with 21, which was the second-most in NCAA Division II history. Smith helped the program advance to the NCAA Division II semifinals for the fourth straight year, and it won its sixth straight RMAC Championship. The offense ranked eighth in NCAA Division II with nearly 16 goals a game.

Smith helped two players earned first-team All-American honors in Rachel Benzing and Sophie Buelow. Five offensive players also earned all-region honors and six earned all-RMAC honors. Benzing was the RMAC Offensive Player of the Year, and Maria Johnson was the RMAC Freshman of the Year.

In 2016, Smith helped Lindenwood to a third-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Semifinals, and the team also won a RMAC Championship and RMAC Tournament Championship. The Lady Lions ranked 13th in the nation with 14.42 goals a game, and they had the sixth-best scoring margin in the nation.

Smith guided three Lady Lions to earning first-team All-American honors, including first-team accolades for Jordyn Constance. Constance was also the RMAC Midfielder of the Year, and six offensive players earned all-RMAC honors.

In 2015, Smith was the architect of the No. 1 scoring offense in NCAA Division II as the Lady Lions averaged 16.14 goals a game. Smith’s offense helped Lindenwood go 19-2 on the season, win both the RMAC Championship and RMAC Tournament Championship, and advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second straight season. The Lady Lions scored 14 goals, the most in the 2015 NCAA Division II Tournament, in a first-round win, which allowed the team to advance to the semifinals for the second time in program history.

Smith helped Melissa Menchella, Lindenwood’s all-time leading scorer, be named a first-team All-American, and midfielder Jordyn Constance was a third-team All-American. Sophie Buelow was the RMAC Midfielder of the Year, and six attacks and midfielders on Lindenwood’s roster earned all-RMAC honors.

In 2014, Smith was part of a program that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, and was the first program west of the Mississippi River to make the NCAA Division II Tournament field. The Lady Lions won their first-round game to advance to the semifinals, and became the first team in any sport at Lindenwood to advance to the final site of a NCAA Tournament.